What Happened on November 7, 1944

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected President of the United States for a record fourth term, defeating Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey

  • Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die

Famous Birthdays

  • James Dashow, American-Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Julian Christopher, American actor (Jerry-Magician), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Luigi Riva, Italian footballer (Cagliari), born in Leggiuno, Italy
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Sorge, German spy for the Soviet Union in Tokyo during World War II, hanged in Tokyo at 49

About November 7, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio